Famous British Saints

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Thomas Becket
(English Nobleman Who Served as Lord Chancellor from 1155 to 1162)
Thomas Becket
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Birthdate: December 21, 1119
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, United Kingdom
Died: December 29, 1170
Thomas Becket, also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury or Thomas of London, served as the archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until 1170. He is known for his conflict with King Henry II of England, regarding the powers of the Church, following which he was killed by the king’s followers.
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Saint Patrick
(Bishop and Patron Saint of Ireland)
Saint Patrick
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Birthdate: 0385 AD
Birthplace: Roman Britain
Died: March 17, 0461

Saint Patrick was a Romano-British bishop and Christian missionary in Ireland. Widely regarded as the main patron saint of Ireland, Patrick is often referred to as the Apostle of Ireland. According to early medieval tradition, Patrick is credited with popularizing Christianity in Ireland. His life and work inspired the 2000 TV historical drama film, St. Patrick: The Irish Legend.

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Julian of Norwich
(English mystic)
Julian of Norwich
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Birthdate: November 8, 1342
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: 1416 AD
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Saint Cuthbert
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Birthdate: 0634 AD
Birthplace: Dunbar, United Kingdom
Died: March 20, 0687
Edmund the Martyr
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Birthdate: 0841 AD
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: November 28, 0869
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Saint John Fisher
(English Priest)
Saint John Fisher
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Birthdate: November 30, 1469
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beverley, England
Died: June 22, 1535
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Saint Ursula
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Birthplace: Great Britain, England
Died: November 21, 0383
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Swithin
(Saint)
Swithin
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Birthdate: 0800 AD
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Died: July 2, 0863

Swithin was an Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester in the 9th century. He subsequently became the patron saint of Winchester Cathedral. According to Christian traditions, he is recorded as a witness to nine charters. More than a century after his death, he was adopted as patron of the restored church at Winchester. Several miracles are attributed to him.

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Gildas
(Monk)
Gildas
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Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Strathclyde
Died: January 29, 0570
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Aethelberht I
(King of Kent)
Aethelberht I
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Birthdate: 0550 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Kent
Died: February 24, 0616
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Bede
(English Monk at the Monastery of St. Peter, Best Known for His Work 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People')
Bede
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Birthdate: 0673 AD
Birthplace: Jarrow, England
Died: May 26, 0735

Best known for his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, The Venerable Bede was an Anglo Saxon theologian and historian. An English Benedictine monk, he was taken to the monastery of St. Peter at age 7. He is now revered as the patron saint of English writers and historians.

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Edmund Campion
(English Catholic Jesuit Priest and Martyr)
Edmund Campion
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Birthdate: January 25, 1540
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 1, 1581

Catholic Jesuit priest Saint Edmund Campion was hailed as a martyr after being hanged for treason at Tyburn by Queen Elizabeth I’s government. Born to a bookseller in London, Campion taught at Oxford, before being ordained. He was later canonized as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.

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Elizabeth Barton
(English Catholic Nun)
Elizabeth Barton
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Birthdate: 1506 AD
Birthplace: Aldington Frith , England
Died: April 20, 1534

Elizabeth Barton was an English Catholic nun best remembered for her prophecies. Although her prophecies, which were fairly accurate, made her popular, they eventually led to her death. Her prophecy against Henry VIII was deemed fake and she was executed for treason. Barton continues to be revered by churches like the Anglican Catholic Church.

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Richard Baxter
(British Puritan Church Leader, Poet, Hymnodist, Theologian, and Controversialist)
Richard Baxter
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Birthdate: November 12, 1615
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rowton, Shropshire, England
Died: December 8, 1691

Richard Baxter was an English poet, theologian, hymnodist, controversialist, and Puritan church leader. He was one of the most influential and important leaders of the Nonconformists. Today, he is commemorated in the Church of England with a feast day on 14 June.

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Matthew Paris
(Artist and historian)
Matthew Paris
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Birthdate: 1200 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1259 AD
Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln
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Birthdate: 1246
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lincoln, England
Died: August 27, 1255
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Wilfrid
(Saint)
Wilfrid
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Birthdate: 0633 AD
Birthplace: Northumbria, England
Died: 0709 AD
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Richard of Chichester
(Bishop of Chichester and Patron Saint of Sussex)
Richard of Chichester
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Birthdate: 1197 AD
Birthplace: Droitwich, England
Died: April 3, 1253

Bishop of Chichester Richard de Wych, or Richard of Chichester, was also a chancellor of Oxford. He also served St. Edmund Rich, or Edmund of Abingdon, and propagated his ideals. He is still revered as a patron saint of coachmen and of Sussex, and is depicted with a chalice at his feet.

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Saint Aelfheah
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Birthdate: 0954 AD
Birthplace: Upper Weston, Bath, United Kingdom
Died: April 19, 1012
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Willibrord
(Saint)
Willibrord
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Birthdate: 0658 AD
Birthplace: Northumbria, England
Died: November 7, 0739
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E.B. Pusey
(Theologian)
E.B. Pusey
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Birthdate: August 22, 1800
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pusey, England
Died: September 16, 1882
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Robert Southwell
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Birthdate: 1561 AD
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Died: February 21, 1595
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Saint Aelred of Rievaulx
(Cistercian Monk)
Saint Aelred of Rievaulx
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Birthdate: 1110 AD
Birthplace: Hexham, England
Died: January 12, 1167
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Simon Of Sudbury
(Archbishop)
Simon Of Sudbury
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Birthdate: 1316 AD
Birthplace: Sudbury, United Kingdom
Died: June 14, 1381
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Myles Coverdale
(British Ecclesiastical Reformer and Former Bishop of Exeter (1551 – 1553))
Myles Coverdale
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Birthdate: 1488 AD
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: January 20, 1569

Bishop of Exeter Myles Coverdale is best remembered for releasing the first printed translation of the Bible in English. He had been a major figure of the Reform cause. He escaped being burned at the stake during Roman Catholic Mary I’s reign by moving to Denmark.

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Jeremy Taylor
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Birthdate: August 15, 1613
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Died: August 13, 1667
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George Kennedy Allen Bell
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Birthdate: February 4, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hayling Island, England
Died: October 3, 1958
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Aldhelm
(Bishop)
Aldhelm
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Birthdate: 0639 AD
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Died: May 25, 0709
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Nicholas Ferrar
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Birthdate: February 22, 1592
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 4, 1637
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Theodore of Tarsus
(The First Archbishop to Rule Over the Entire English Church)
Theodore of Tarsus
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Birthdate: 0602 AD
Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
Died: September 19, 0690

Theodore of Tarsus, who later became the archbishop of Canterbury, scripted history as the first archbishop to reign over the whole of the English Church. He arranged the first general synod of the English Church and put an end to Celtic practices. He applied the Roman model of a centralized church to England.

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Frederick Denison Maurice
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Birthdate: August 29, 1805
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Normanston, England, United Kingdom
Died: April 1, 1872
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Colin Turnbull
(Anthropologist)
Colin Turnbull
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Birthdate: November 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: July 28, 1994

British-American anthropologist Colin Turnbull is best remembered for his books The Forest People and The Mountain People. After serving the naval reserves during World War II, he worked as a researcher at the Banaras Hindu University before returning to Oxford. He also taught at the George Washington University.

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Benedict Biscop
(Anglo-Saxon Abbot and Founder of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Priory)
Benedict Biscop
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Birthdate: 0628 AD
Birthplace: Northumbria, England
Died: January 12, 0690

Benedict Biscop was an Anglo-Saxon abbot. He is credited with establishing the Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Monkwearmouth–Jarrow. Today, he is venerated as a saint and is commemorated on 12 January, which is recognized as his feast day by the Christian Church. Benedict Biscop is also commemorated on 12 January in the Church of England.

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Margaret Ward
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Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: Congleton, Cheshire, England
Died: August 30, 1588
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Richard Rolle
(British Mystic and Author of Mystical and Ascetic Tracts)
Richard Rolle
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Birthdate: 1300 AD
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: September 29, 1349

Richard Rolle was an English mystic, hermit, and religious writer. According to scholarly research, Rolle's works were among the most read during the 15th century. He is credited with inspiring a flourishing cult, which was prevalent during the English Reformation. Richard Rolle is commemorated on 20 January in the Church of England.

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Charles Simeon
(British Evangelical Anglican Cleric)
Charles Simeon
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Birthdate: September 24, 1759
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Died: November 13, 1836

Charles Simeon was an evangelical Anglican clergyman. An influential leader among evangelical churchmen, Charles Simeon co-founded the Church Missionary Society. He also helped found the Church's Ministry Among Jewish People in 1809. In 2001, Charles Simeon Trust was established in his honor. In 2014, the Charles Simeon Institute was founded in his honor.

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Saint John of Beverley
(English bishop)
Saint John of Beverley
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Birthplace: Harpham, United Kingdom
Died: May 7, 0721
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Chad of Mercia
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Birthdate: 0634 AD
Birthplace: Northumbria, England
Died: March 2, 0672

Chad of Mercia was an Anglo-Saxon churchman who, according to Saint Bede, is credited with bringing Christianity to the Mercian kingdom. After his death, Chad was venerated as a saint and continues to be venerated in several churches, such as the Anglican churches, the Roman Catholic, and the Celtic Orthodox Church.

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Stephen Harding
(British Monk)
Stephen Harding
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Birthdate: 1050 AD
Birthplace: Sherborne, England
Died: March 28, 1134

Stephen Harding is remembered as a founder of the Cistercian Order of the Catholic Church. He also released his own version of the Bible and set austere regulations for the followers of his order. An abbot of Cîteaux, he is now revered as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

Gilbert of Sempringham
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Birthdate: 1083 AD
Birthplace: Sempringham, England
Died: February 4, 1189
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Charles Gore
(Clergyman)
Charles Gore
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Birthdate: January 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England
Died: January 17, 1932
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James Hannington
(Missionary)
James Hannington
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Birthdate: September 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hurstpierpoint, England
Died: October 29, 1885
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Cuthbert Mayne
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Birthdate: 1543 AD
Birthplace: Youlston, England, United States
Died: November 29, 1577
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Gilbert Foliot
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Birthdate: 1110 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: February 18, 1187
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Edmund of Abingdon
(Archbishop of Canterbury)
Edmund of Abingdon
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Birthdate: 1175 AD
Birthplace: Oxfordshire, England
Died: November 16, 1240

Born Edmund Rich, Edmund of Abingdon was a 13th-century archbishop of Canterbury. He also taught math and theology at various institutes. He is remembered for his conflict with King Henry III of England, in defense of church rights. His written contributions to medieval theology include works such as Speculum ecclesiae.

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Saint Osmund
(Clergyman)
Saint Osmund
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Birthplace: Seez, Normandy, France
Died: December 3, 1099
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Simeon Of Durham
(Historian)
Simeon Of Durham
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Birthdate: 1060 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1129 AD
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Thomas Bray
(British Clergyman and Abolitionist Who Helped Formally Establish the Church of England)
Thomas Bray
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Birthdate: 1656 AD
Birthplace: Marton, Shropshire, England
Died: February 15, 1730

Thomas Bray was an English abolitionist and clergyman who helped found the Church of England in Maryland. He is also remembered for his role in the establishment of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (USPG) and the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge (SPCK).

Florence Of Worcester
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Birthplace: Worcester, England
Died: July 7, 1118
Francis Aidan Gasquet
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Birthdate: October 5, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Somers Town, London, England
Died: April 5, 1929